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Philly electrician says he's owed more than $23K for work on two construction jobs

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia-based electrician is pursuing legal action against a construction firm he claims has failed to pay him for more than $23,000 of electrical contracting work he provided them on two separate projects.

Chris Adair (t/a “Adair Electric”) of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 8 versus Tycon Construction, LLC, of Hatfield.

On Sept. 25, 2016, Tycon sub-contracted with Adair, in order for him to provide electrical contracting work at the Smart Street Healthy Kitchen & Juice Bar on South 19th Street in Philadelphia. In exchange, Adair was to be paid $55,000, the suit says. 

When additional work became necessary during the project, an additional $13,572 was added onto Adair’s bill, for a grand total of $68,572 for the Smart Street project, the suit says. However, to date, Adair says he had only been paid $48,166 for this work, leaving him without an outstanding balance $20,406.

Similarly, Adair performed sub-contract work for Tycon again at the Whitman Plaza, located at 3rd Street & Oregon Avenue in Philadelphia, for which he was to be paid $3,000. But, Adair claims he was not paid at all for this second job for the defendant, the suit says. Thus, his outstanding balance owed for the work he performed at both jobs totals $23,406, he says.

For multiple counts of breach of contract, unjust enrichment and quantum meruit, the plaintiff is seeking damages of $23,406, plus interest to the date of judgment, post-judgment interest and costs of suit.

The plaintiff is represented by Gary M. Perkiss in Jenkintown.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171100413

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